Glass art refers to individual works of art largely or entirely made of glass. It varies in size from monumental works and installation pieces, to tapestries and windows, to works of art made in studios and factories, including glass jewellery and tableware.
Glass was extensively developed as a decorative and functional medium in Egypt and Assyria. Invented by the Phoenicians, it was brought forward by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, the builders of the great Norman and Gothic cathedrals of Europe brought glass art to new heights with the use of stained glass windows as an important architectural and decorative element. Glass from Murano, in the Venetian Lagoon, (also known as Venetian glass) is the result of hundreds of years of refinement and invention. Murano is still considered the birthplace of modern glass art.
Many glass artists can be found in the art town of Ootmarsum. The picturesque town attracts many thousands of visitors every year to visit its more than 20 galleries and to be inspired by the many works of art on display here.
In this webshop you will find art by glass artists including Borowski.